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    Manhunt in Marion County for escaped felon

    by  • March 12, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    Area law enforcement, including Marion County Sheriff’s deputies and Illinois State Police, along with ESDA officials have been searching for a 22-year-old Kell man Wednesday, after he fled a vehicle taking him to report to jail so he could begin serving a 25-year prison sentence. John Morton reportedly jumped from his father’s vehicle and...

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    Death notice: Paul “Peanuts” Hilmes

    by  • March 10, 2014 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    BREESE — Paul B. “Peanuts” Hilmes, 80, of Breese, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Breese Nursing Home. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese, with Fr. Chuck Tuttle and Deacon Bob Lippert officiating. Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery...

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    Final hearings set on U.S. 51 expansion

    by  • March 10, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    Some area property owners received letters last week from the Illinois Department of Transportation indicating their property is within the right-of-way limits of one of the remaining route alternatives for the expansion of U.S. Highway 51 to a four-lane highway. A series of public hearings will be held to present the remaining route alternatives...

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    Inmates attack four officers at Pinckneyville prison

    by  • March 9, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, four correctional officers at Pinckneyville Correctional Center were attacked Sunday morning by multiple inmates, with three of the officers being driven to an area hospital for treatment. IDOC spokesman Tom Shaer says the incident began at 10:10 a.m., when inmates were being walked back to their cells...

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    Obit: Ellen Rose Hake Rosenkranz

    by  • March 8, 2014 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    HOYLETON — Ellen Rose Hake Rosenkranz, 84, of Hoyleton, passed away after a long illness at 10:27  p.m.  Thursday, March 6, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. She was born on January 17, 1930 in Hoyleton, the daughter of Harry and Veva (Wilson) Hake. She married Herman J. Rosenkranz on February 28, 1964...

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